Cricket World Cup, Shubman Gill took part in an hour-long batting practise session the day after traveling to Ahmedabad following his recuperation from dengue. India vs. Pakistan is the main event on Saturday at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Upon arriving in the city on Wednesday, young opener Shubman Gill trained at the nets at the…

Cricket World Cup, Shubman Gill took part in an hour-long batting practise session the day after traveling to Ahmedabad following his recuperation from dengue. India vs. Pakistan is the main event on Saturday at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Upon arriving in the city on Wednesday, young opener Shubman Gill trained at the nets at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday, which is encouraging ahead of India’s highly anticipated World Cup 2023 match against Pakistan. With assistance from showdown specialists in Motera, Shubman batted at the nets for an hour while the rest of the team arrived in the city later that day.


Shubman Gill played in his first game following dengue treatment on Thursday, practicing some fielding skills before the game started at noon. He also took part in a private hitting exercise in Motera.

Shubman was up against left-arm showdown expert Nuwan Seneviratne, who had traveled to Ahmedabad on Wednesday from Delhi in order to guarantee his presence at the training session, according to the PTI news agency. Watched by team doctor Rizwan, Gill began the training session with a few sprints and strides.


Shubman Gill was forced to miss India’s first two World Cup matches after testing positive for dengue in the days leading up to the team’s opening match against Australia in Chennai. Gill chose not to go to New Delhi but to stay in Chennai to finish recovering from his sickness for their match against Afghanistan, along with the remainder of the team.

Gill was sent to a private hospital in Chennai on Monday evening after his platelet count fell. After receiving treatment there, the star batter was freed early on Tuesday.

Gill left for Ahmedabad on Wednesday after getting the go-ahead from the Indian cricket team’s medical department. If Gill were to return to action, the much awaited game versus Pakistan would take place in The Narendra Modi Stadium, one of his favorite hunting grounds.

Gill has been in incredible form in 2023’s ODIs, amassing over 1200 runs and five hundreds. The young hitter is excited to get started in the World Cup as soon as possible.

Prior to the team’s first-ever encounter with Australia, captain Rohit Sharma emphasized that Shubman Gill will be given every chance to thoroughly recuperate from his illness before the management of the team decides whether or not to make him accessible.

The guy is unwell. I feel bad for him. Not because the captain wants Gill to play tomorrow, but rather because I’m a human being first, I want him to get well. No, I want him to heal because, well, he’s a young man, as you may know. Rohit had earlier said that he will recover quickly because of his fit physique.

Ishan Kishan, who came in for Shubman Gill as the opener, was dismissed for 0 against Australia but scored 47 runs in a ball against Afghanistan to get things going in New Delhi.

Siddharth Monga’s India vs Pakistan fever dream

Siddharth Monga’s India vs Pakistan fever dream

For the first time in three nights, I experienced a temperature last night. I had a fever and a fever dream when I woke up at four in the morning.
Over the last three nights, these have been frequent; they are vivid, all-consuming, and still very difficult for me to remember when I wake up with a dry mouth. And yet, I always have the same dream when I try to go back to sleep.

I seem to have experienced the spirit of a cricket match in my dream. Call it IP, please. Pakistan vs. India is cut short. Because IP has been so nervous, I’ve been experiencing anxiety myself. Not that I’m not tense enough already. I can’t quite remember our recent conversations well enough to replicate them. These will be paraphrased by me, so Give me a break.

I do remember telling IP that until we accept the fact that everything that has happened to us up to this point in life was predestined, no healing can begin. that nothing could have been done and no one could have stopped it. that no one is to blame. After that, we can go on.

Alright, it’s currently in operation. Writing things down can help with recall. I can remember IP’s concerns quite well now. They didn’t like the person they’d become. All they wanted was an amazing cricket match filled with memorable moments.

Memories of a time when an entire country welcomed people from the other side, refused to let them pay for food or clothing, and showed them how well they were treated took care of the gurudwara that was left behind, Nankana Sahib gurudwara. People also welcomed neighbors into their homes, shared their thoughts on dal makhni, butter chicken, and mangoes, and realized how similar everyone was. Memories of a moment in a stadium when a certain section determined that the best way to deal with the disaster they had recently I had learned to support the other team because they were the better one, only to have that attitude catch on like wildfire and reverberate well beyond the stadium.

Memories from even last year, when fans of the two teams joined together to dance outside the MCG, elevating the already well-known song to a level only a select few pieces of art can achieve: a unifying force for nations at war, which is fitting given the song’s central theme of nationalism. This is a lament from the song’s creator who was unable to travel to India for a project because of the current circumstances.

That night in Melbourne, India and Pakistan united to play the most incredible Twenty20 International, culminating in a thrilling last-ball conclusion and a thunderous cheer that my colleague Alex Malcolm’s partner could hear from their home two suburbs away. People leaving the MCG had traces of the match on their faces. There have been important football games held at the MCG before, but none quite like this one.

The issue is that all of these memories have subsequently become aberrations, as IP well pointed out, which almost made me feel better. The unpleasant memories all came back. The burning continues two Tests after Pakistan was given that standing ovation in Chennai in 1999. pebbles were thrown at Indian fielders fifteen years before the two teams launched their unforgettable trip to Karachi in 2004. According to IP, there are tens of examples of unpleasant behavior, hostility, nationalism, opportunistic politics, and capitalism for every happy occurrence that occasionally occurs in their lives.

I asked again whether there was anything that could have been done differently. Or was there a chance that the rivalry between the cricket teams would only evoke fond memories? After all, how many components would have to be eliminated for IP to simply carry on as a cricket match? the partition of 1947. the fight of 1965. in 1971. The Kargil, 1999. Not even the most recent battle is historical in nature. Since many of the survivors are still alive, they never stop thinking about the tragedy and the victims of this terrible occurrence.

I remember telling IP that in order to be at peace with themselves, they had to embrace reality. You were never intended to be simply another neighborhood cricket match between Australia and New Zealand, for example. You’re not voice in the issue. You were to be the channel via which we could justify or, at times, just express our feelings of wrath, anxiety, fear, revenge, pettiness, shame, guilt, love, pleasure, dreams, forgiveness, pain, and reconciliation.

As far as I know, until two days prior to the Pakistani match, just four Pakistanis—commentators Waqar Younis and Ramiz Raja, statistician Mazher Arshad, and businessman-turned-superfan Bashir Chacha—were not part of the Pakistan team bubble. PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf, his family, and other delegates may arrive on my Thursday flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad and be greeted with a respect worthy of their status, along with writer Shahid Hashmi.

It is unlikely that viewers will witness India and Pakistan compete, though. the pastooris of the modern day!

In my fog, I remembered a BCCI official from late July refusing to even address the guidelines on attendance for supporters at a news conference.

Not even in a normal state would I know what to make of it. Right now, all I can think of is what I thought I said IP: just have faith in Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, Jasprit Bumrah, and Haris Rauf, and all will work out. They’ll speak Punjabi to each other. Together with their colleagues, they will play amazing cricket. They will overcome this once more.

The song “Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror,” which has been playing endlessly in my head for the past three days, won’t exactly be MCG, but it will be pretty close. Just keep going. Emotions are fleeting. That passage is written by the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. David Bowie’s Heroes is on repeat in my mind. We should all play the hero. merely for the day.

Team news

The team’s opening batsman, Shubman Gill, has made a comeback after missing the matches against Australia and Afghanistan because of a dengue infection. Given that Gill is expected to miss Pakistan’s match as well, Ishan Kishan will continue to open the batting with Sharma.

Team news

The prospect of India recalling off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is also being discussed.

It was a great move for Pakistan to switch to batting versus Sri Lanka. In his World Cup debut, Abdullah Shafique hit a fantastic century. It not only adds muscle to the batting lineup, which is heavily dependent on Mohammed Rizwan and skipper Babar Azam, but it also pushes out-of-sorts Fakhar Zaman to the sidelines for a while.


Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jaspit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.


Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf


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